The small two-room suite consists of a vaulted living-dining room with a balcony.
This mansion was unrealistic for its era. It has a height of 18 meters (as well as a current six-storey apartment building). The thickness of its walls is 1,40m on the ground floor while the top floor is 0,80m. There was a special room for the animals (barn) while all the houses of the time housed the animals on their ground floor. It has 5 floors and 520 sq.m. while the usual houses of this era were two-storeyed or three-storeyed (with the slope of the ground) and had an area of 50-120 sq.m. Even the larger mansions of the time never exceeded the 4 floors and the 250sq.m.
Koukouzis, who lived in Patras and traded mainly raisins, traveled all over Europe and saw the large buildings of the European capitals, and he wanted to build a similar building in his homeland.
There are many legends about the construction of the huge building for that time. It is said that “burned 40 kilns of lime – each furnace was 600 cubits” for this mansion while for the usual houses “burned” 2-3 kilns. They also say that they “shed 250 mules” than those carrying the stones and other materials. The “craftsmen were so many who ate a ox every day”!
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